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secretary of defense, chuck hagel came under heavy fire during his hearings before the senate armed services committee. they held his feet to the fire and they asked him tough questions about his past controversial comments including anti-semitic positions. watch this. >> he said the jewish lobby, a lot of people i'm a united states senator. this pressure makes us do dumb things at times. you said the jewish lobby should not have been used and some other term. name one person in your opinion who is intimidated by the israel lobby in the united states senate. >> well, first. >> name one. >> i don't know. >> why would you say it? >> i didn't have in mind a specific person. >> do you agree that is a provocative statement that i can't think of a more provocative thing to say about the relationship between the united states and israel and the senate and congress in which you said. >> in a speech on the floor of the senate you referred to israel's military campaign against the terrorist group member's as a, quote, sickening slaughter. i would suggest the characterizations -- do you think it is rig
. this is the same chuck hagel who is president obama's nominee for defense secretary now and who john mccain spent the day today vilifying and attacking as manifestly unqualified for that job. back in the day john mccain not only was kind of best buddies with chuck hagel, but he specifically said that he thought chuck hagel would make an awesome defense secretary someday. >> as far as secretary of defense is concerned, there's a lot of people that could do that. one of them i think is senator chuck hagel. >> john mccain and chuck hagel were so close that in 2000, when john mccain realized that he was not going to get the presidential nomination, when john mccain decided he had to give up that bitterly fought nomination battle, the person his campaign put out to speak to the press the day he made his decision to withdraw was his dear friend, old chuck. >> two aides tell nbc news that the arizona senator will announce a suspension of his quest for the white house. back in arizona after his crushing defeat on super tuesday mccain called supporters to thank them. >> we're glad to be home. >> nebraska
to avoid devastating defense sequester cuts. this is special report. >>> good evening, i'm john roberts in for bret baier. the white house dreamed of a specker of spending cuts to reach a budget deal. it was supposed to be a bluff but today president obama called his own bluff pleading with congress to kick the sequester deadline down the road. to win them over he offered a package of spending cuts and more tax increases. how was that playing on capitol hill? here's ed henry. >> warning the nation's economic recovery hangs in the balance, president obama prodded congress to stop a series of massive spending cuts that could threaten national security urging them to come up with a short term combo of lesser spending cuts and tax increases beyond what he signed at the end of december. >> if they can't get a bigger package done by the time the sequester is scheduled to go into effect, then i believe that they should at least pass a smaller package. >> president says the sequester puts hundreds of thousands of jobs in jeopardy from classrooms to the pentagon and defense lie lockheed martin w
hampshire, mccain even floated this possibility -- >> as far as secretary of defense is concerned, there's a lot of people that could do that. one of them i think is senator chuck hagel. >> but yesterday the air in the hearing room was thick. maybe it was bitterness. we don't know. mccain may feel about his old friend as mccain hammered hagel for the opposition to the 2007 troop surge in iraq. >> were you correct or incorrect, yes or no? >> my reference to the surge being -- >> are you going to anxious the question, senator hagel? the question is, were you right or wrong? that's a pretty straightforward question. >> well, i'm not going to give you a -- a yes-or-no answer on a lot of things. >> let the record show you refused to answer that question. >> by the way, incoming secretary of state john kerry who glided through his nomination hearing was also opposed to the iraq surge. republican senators who hadn't much criticized hagel before the hearing rushed to do so during and after it. florida's marco rubio said he would not support him. lindsey graham said it's not looking good. alabama
. # >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no. >> outstanding defense secretary leon panetta and joint chief chairman general martin dempsey on the hagel hearings, world hot spots and benghazi. >> this is not 911. you can't call in two minutes and expect a team in place. >> then the president's agenda. >> comprehensive immigration reform. prevent something like newtown or oak creek from happening again. >> what about jobs? with former obama policy adviser mellody barnes, former labor secretary elaine chao and a conversation about football and kids with the mvp of super bowl xl hines ward. i'm candy crowley. this is "state of the union." joining me now leon panetta secretary of defense and martin dempsey, chairman of the chief joint of staff. gentlemen, thank you both for being here. we had very interesting hearings on thursday for your replacement. i want to play you just a little bit from those hearings. >> the iranian's red line, persian gulf, some of the iranian questions you asked, i support the president's strong position on containment. by the way, i've just been handed a note th
. >> outstanding defense secretary leon panetta and joint chief chairman martin dempsey on the hagel hearings, hospitals and benghazi. >> this is not 911. you can't call in two minutes and expect a team in place. >> then the president's agenda. >> comprehensive immigration reform. prevent something like newtown hopefully from happening again. >> what about jobs? with former obama policy adviser meld barnes, former labor secretary elaine chao, mvp super bowl xl hines ward. i'm candy crowley and this is "state of the union." joining me now leon panetta secretary of defense and martin dempsey, chairman of the chief joint of staff. i want to play you a little of the hearings. >> as to the iranians red line persian gulf, some of the iranian questions you asked. i support the president's strong position on containment. by the way, i've just been handed a note that i misspoke. we don't have a position on containment. >> just to make sure your correction is clear. we do have a position on containment, which is we do not favor containment. >> we do not favor containment. >> i'm sure you've seen the cr
congress to bail him out of the so-called defense sequester, nearly $500 billion cut in funding to our defense department that will cost thousands of jobs and undoubtedly weaken our national security. here is jay carney offering a bag and consuming answer as he tries to shift the responsibility for action from the president to congress. >> the president was clear he believes if we don't have the time or the are not inclined in the short term to accept the offer that he put forward that would resolve the sequester and then some with deficit reduction that we should at the very least take action for temporary buydown just as we did at the end of the year of the sequester to prevent the terrible impact of the sequester. lou: a panel trying to diagram the sequester. he points out the house has already passed two separate bills to replace the sequester but both of those bills are allowed to die and demographically controlled senate. he has had it with the obama way of doing business that he is content to allow the white house bipartisan sequester to take affect on march 1. >> let me make cl
. we will see you tomorrow. >> good evening for defense secretary leon panetta and joint chiefs chairman and did to the senate armed services committee that they talked with president obama exactly once during the terrorist attack on the american consulate, said deadly super winter storm to bring historic snowfall, coastal flooding, while conditions and 3 feet of snow are expected. what is the department of homeland's security doing with all of the ammunition in its buying? another enormous ammunition purchase. agenda paula talk now about one point* 6 billion crowns over the past 10 months alone. we begin with the testimony of outgoing defense secretary panetta and chairman of joint chiefs general the see both bringing the ugly truth to light of the administration's handling of thank on see -- benghazi resulting in the death of chris stevens. lindsay gramm talked with president obama only once on the day of the attack. >> he relied with myself and the generals capabilities. he knows what we deployed and we presented that to him said he knew generally was deployed with as specifi
a way to avoid slashing spending. >> today defense secretary leon panetta laid out the consequences for the military after so-called sequestration. package of spending cuts and tax cuts but to the republicans suggested instead cutting the federal work force. today outgoing defense secretary leon panetta warned failure to get a deal will have real consequences for u.s. military readiness. >> this is not a game. this is reality. >> if the automatic cuts go into effect he says expect action from the pentagon including furloughing as many as 800,000 civilian workers for up to 22 days. cutting back on army training and maintenance, shrinking naval operations and reducing air force flying hours and weapons and its. today a group of house republicans proposed cutting the federal work force by 10%. >> our defense should not be used as a bargaining chip because of other policy aspirations of people want to accomplish. >> house speaker john boehner called sequestration a bad idea. he says it was forced upon republicans by president obama. >> it is taking a meat ax to our government and many p
evaluate the evidence and make a determination on the appropriate result. >> reporter: the defense believed all along the state never had the evidence linking johnson to the murder or disposing phylicia's body. all it had about blue totes and text messages, one the defense did not think the jury would by. james mccray testified he saw the body of phylicia barnes in johnson's bod -- apartment. the defense said the story was too consistent to believe. mccray was a late addition in the state's case, contacting police from jail four months after it had already indicted johnson. >> he doesn't do that and the state moves forward without mccray, do we have a different outcome? >> without a doubt. the state had so many holes in their case. they had so many problems. to this date the state cannot tell you how her body ended up in harford county. >> reporter: but the jury found the state's argument believable enough. michael johnson is due back in court on march 20th for his sentencing. the defense team expects a new motion for a trial or at left an appeal. brian kuebler, abc2 news. >> i know you wer
as we get it. to capitol hill where sparks are flying. a fierce fight for defense nominee chuck hagel battling critics from his own party. >> were you correct or incorrect when you said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam? were you correct or incorrect, yes or no? >> my reference to this -- >> the question is, were you right or wrong? that is straightforward question. i would like you to answer right or wrong and then you are free to elaborate. >> i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer. >> let the record show he refuses to answer the question. >> i'm a supporter of israel. i said in some cases i am a strong supporter of israel. i think it's in my book we have a special relationship with israel. >> name one person who has intimidated by the israeli lobby in the united states senate. >> first. >> name one. >> i don't know. >> why would you say it. >> i didn't have in mind a specific person. >> do you agree that it's a provocative statement, that i can't think of a more provocative thing to say about the relationship betwe
from a receiver, and what's a hit that's too hard. in football, defensive backs are taught to separate the wide receivers from the ball. that requires a lot of contact. we certainly don't want to see guys hurt. we certainly want safety to be a priority. but you have to understand the nature of the game. i think when you're a police officer, you understand what your job is. when you're a fireman, you understand what your job is. there are hazards and risks that go with it. when you sign that contract and put a uniform on, you may wind up waking up like i do every morning taking a lot more time out to get out of bed to make sure all the sore parts get working in the right way. >> joe theismann, thanks for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >>> and on the eve of super bowl xlvii, cnn is live in new orleans with our take on the biggest sporting event in the country. what it means to the city, how it became such a cultural phenomenon, and more. we welcome rachel nicholls as she hosts "kickoff in new orleans," a cnn bleacher report special, this afternoon 4:00 p.m. eastern. >>> should a
of china. charles. you know, jed, you were when defense department, what can be done, what sort of priorities should this model. hold, in particular an area we talk about less spending, and some sanguine that this is not just cyber aspect but overall we won the war, we won all wars, let's break down defense? >> that is ary point, a thing that that is a really key point, this relationship between offensive agressors going against us do, and the abumy of our people to defense against it, it is real simple and relatively simple, i should say, and very inexpensive. comparatively to have a big offensive cyber war capability, this is hugelyxpensive to defend against the it. we're doing things not maybe enough, cyber command, has at this point i believe, no offense of doctrine, they can defend but they do not have the ability to strike back, we ought to have a means by which we would strike back immediately, pretty much automatically when someone hacks into a u.s. government agency, they should get something in the e-mail in return. i'm over simplifying it, but, their computers should
with the testimony of outgoing defense secretary panetta and chairman of joint chiefs general the see both bringing the ugly truth to light of the administration's handling of thank on see -- benghazi resulting in the death of chris stevens. lindsay gramm talked with president obama only once on the day of the attack. >> he relied with myself and the generals capabilities. he knows what we deployed and we presented that to him said he knew generally was deployed with as specifics to time he left that up to us. lou: he said he was bothered by the lack of security and admitted the state department never ask for any help from the military. >> did you ever get the message they could not sustain an attack on the consulate? >> was tracking that intelligence. >> did you receive that information? >> i did. >> get to the bodies. >> a great deal. >> why were forces in place ready to respond? >> we never received a request to do so. lou: we never received a request to do so. meanwhile the defense secretary could not answer a simple question was in charge trying to save the lives of the men murdered that night
coverage at 3:45, a farewell ceremony for outgoing defense secretary leon panetta. that it will be held at fort myer, virginia, and will include remarks from president obama and general martin dempsey. he said he will step down from his post once his successor is confirmed. for the time being, waiting here as secretary of state john kerry and the canadian foreign minister take the podiums. we are here at the state department waiting for secretary of state john kerry and the canadian foreign affairs minister john baird to hold their joint press conference. they have been meeting here, and talking about various issues, including the keystone xl will pipeline going from canada through the united states. got a little behind schedule. we will have more live coverage this afternoon at 3:45 as defense secretary leon panetta has a farewell ceremony attended by the president and also the joint chiefs of staff chairman, and we will bring that to you at 3 caught 45. while we wait for secretary kerry to appear, which the canadian of foreign affairs minister, we will look at a program from earlier w
russia following an incident in the air. defense ministry officials say two russian war planes violated the country's air space on thursday. they say it happened just before 3:00 p.m. southwest of rishiri island off hokkaido. air self defense force commander scrambled four fighter jets. the russian aircraft left japanese air space after about a minute. officials immediately launched a protest with the russian embassy in tokyo. they are calling for an investigation. russian authorities say they will confirm the details. foreign ministry spokespersons say this is the first time in five years russian aircraft have violated japanese air space. >>> the head of the all-japan judo federation wants to clear the air. he will brief officials on a scandal that's tarnished a sport that started in japan. coaches physically abused members of the women's national team. 15 team members filed a complaint with the japanese olympic committee. they said coaches engaged in violent behavior in training, such as slapping wrestlers in the face. the head coach and the director of technical development have resi
mailbox. nancy cordes has the story. what's the biggest threat to america? the outgoing defense secretary leaves a stark warning. >> it would have one hell of an impact on the united states of america. >> pelley: we may have the ingredients for the biggest winter snowstorm yet this season. david bernard fills us in on when, where, and how much. and as the nation debates gun sales, one police unit in california is taking guns away from those who shouldn't have them. john blackstone there. >> when you're going to take their guns, they're not happy. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds-- unless it's saturday. the u.s. postal service added that qualification to its legendary motto today. the service is broke and it will drop saturday mail delivery in august. the troubles of the postal service are as big as the agency itself. the u.s.p.s. delivers 40% of all of the mail on earth and it has more than 522,000
the orders of the secretary of defense. he'll be a good secretary of defense. >>> all right, leon panetta stepping down as secretary of defense questioned sohow some o the senators handled themselves at the ha goal hearing. >> you think this was totally partisan? >> they talked a lot about past quotes. what about a secretary of defense is confronted today. war in afghanistan. war on terrorism. what about middle east turmoil? what about cyberattacks? all of the issues that confront a secretary of defense, frankly, we didn't see enough time discussing on those issues. >> all right, one more bit of news about president obama's second term team. confirmation hearings for john brennan, are scheduled to begin on thursday. >>> politics now. a group of republican donors is rolling out a new effort to fend off tea party challengers who say are hurting gop chances of taking back control of the senate. their aim is to institutionalize the so-called buckley rule, the most conservative candidate that can win in a general election. the new effort is to be a counterweight of hard-line groups. the organi
of defense leon panetta testifies on capitol hill today about the attacks on the compound in libya. this follows his dire warnings about dramatic budget cuts due to kick in next month. panetta spelled out a list of cuts the pentagon will have to make, cuts he says will seriously undermine the military. susan mcginnis is in washington this morning. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. the cuts are already happening. the pentagon is shrinking its presence in the persian gulf of aircraft carriers. it's par of that long list that secretary panetta that said these cuts are going to have to happen in the coming weeks all because congress cannot agree on an alternative to the budget cuts that are going to kick in as well as a 2013 budget. the "uss truman" was expected to pull out of norfolk tomorrow to head to the persian gulf but wednesday afternoon word came in the truman will stay in port to save money. >> playing the waiting game. it's not very nice not knowing when we're pulling out. >> the pentagon is carrying u.s. presence overseas ahead of $55 billion budget cuts that
. how important defense was. that fairchild, most of their customers was the u.s. defense department. which makes sense. nobody was building computers in the defense department. but it did surprise me that the cold war was so important to the genesis of silicon valley. >> i think it's true. the spark was the defense department, something like sputnik was the real spark where it was the reason. the government needed to sort of have these devices that these individuals were about to create, these silicon transcripters that were smaller and lighter that they could put into rockets, missiles and planes. it was considered part of the national defense strategy and the government was willing to pay pretty much anything to get these devices. get the early companies like fairchild even off the ground. >> i was personally surprised there were no togo parties. i don't know if you've seen the slogan. >> you've read my mind. you're actually doing a public service after that. >> there would be a temptation. do a documentary about silicon valley. why not? why is it a black and white film about the
yourself from an arms intruder. the president's nominee for defense secretary takes incoming fire on capitol hill over his stance on iran and israel. even as iran and threatens israel for its attack on it syria. former u.s. a message of the united nations jumbles and joins us next. ♪ the boys use capital one venture miles for their annual football trip. that's double miles you can actually use. tragically, their ddy got sacked by blackouts. but it's our tradition! that's roughing the card holder. but with the capital one venture card you get double miles you can actually use. [ cheering ] any flight, anytime. the scoreboard doesn't lie. what's in your wallet? hut! i have me on my fantasy team. ♪ ♪ lori: president obama's date to be the next defense secretary faces critics on the hill today. too soft on a run and not tight enough with israel. fox news chief congressional correspondent tells us whether decade ago won any of his opponents over. >> after two months of public criticism over his nomination become secretary of defense former republican senator chuck a gold star ear
want the best possible players on his team, gay or not? what does it matter? >> dana: in defense of the media trainer, this guy proved just because you play football does not mean you also have a brain. nor a heart. i don't believe him for a second he had a change of heart. he had a worry his pocketbook would be emptied out and he would get fired from the team. i will blame the p.r. people for putting him out there in first place. you don't need everybody doing interviews. pick four people, make sure they are the best people. you shouldn't tell somebody by the way, don't disparage an entire group of people in your interview about gays. like why you have to media train somebody for that? >> andrea: if there was a gay player on his team, how would the player feel knowing on game day this is the way the other player feels. >> bob: get back to this point. one thing 49ers should make clear to the players don't talk about gays in san francisco! i mean, c'mon, man. this guy is homophobic. no question. he doesn't like gay people. he had no change of heart. threat of his wallet. >> andrea
wind up the secretary of defense. that's the best explanation i can come up with. other than he just didn't sleep well the night before and wasn't good. >> well, still, ruth, and all the rest of you, how does this leave him? assume that he gets confirmed, he has to be a tough -- a tough guy at the pentagon. he is going to be tough with congress. he has to deal with the potential of the sequester, fighting for the budget that he does get, dealing with all of the problems that come at you when you are in charge of the pentagon and the generals and the other members of the joint chiefs are going to feel they can run over him. >> we'll see about that. i assume that every general with any number of stars was watching intently yesterday, and might have had that thought in mind. you said another important word, which is sequester. it's going to be a huge mess over there trying to, first, anticipate this, and then deal with whatever the new reality is. i do think that it was ugly yesterday. it was ugly on both sides. the white house wasn't so much from what i heard defending his performance
're going to break it down for you. and then the president's new pick for secretary of defense implodz at his confirmation >> laura: in the impact segment tonight, nor bad news for the u.s. economy. the january jobs report came out today and the unemployment rate is back on the rise. climbing a tenth of a point to 7.9%. and even though the economy added 157,000 new jobs. nearly 23 million americans are still out of work or stuck in part-time jobs. here now with reaction fox news contributor, gary b. smith and joining us from new york is david callahan a senior fellow at demos which is a progressive think tank. all right, gentlemen. let's start with you this on the surface the stock market is rocking up to 14,000. don't you wish put more money in the market this month. this labor participation rate is hovering at an all-time low last 30 years. tell us what's going on in these jobs? >> dichotomy by the market which is owned by the obama 1%. in this case 5%. and the average investor has missed most of that move. we have taken it out in the depths of 2008 and not gotten back. in fortunatel
to cut the aircraft presence in the gulf from two to one. even more drastic defense cuts could be weeks away. congressional republicans are trying to come up with last minute plans to avoid the cuts and force the president to come up with a deficit reduction plan of his own. carl cameron is here with more. >> reporter: republicans today made a pair of pretty significant statements. first, the house g.o.p. majority passed a measure calling on the president to submit two to congress by april 1st a budget that balances in ten years. g.o.p. is increasingly frustrated by the i insistence that the solution to deficit spending is more taxation. >>> president doesn't believe we have a spending problem. he genuinely believes the government spending causes economic growth. if that were true, the economy today would be thriving. it isn't thriving. >> washington has to deal with its spending problem. i watched them kick the can down 22 years down the road. its time to act. >> had he tahoe roundly dismiss the suggestion to postpone tens of billions of dollars of automatic spending cuts in defense an
. and now because the witness testimony is a concern, you can expect the defense will likely ask for a retrial. so bringing this case back to the forefront. again the murder occurred in 2001. ingmar guandique convicted in 2010. here we are in 2013 back here in front of d.c. superior court talking about this case again. this has gripped the nation, gripped washington, d.c. so certainly this will be at the forefront of many people's mind. who is this witness that is now in question. we don't know for sure but we have some possibilities and we'll take a look coming up in a half-hour. back to you, mike, andre came? >> delia goncalves live outside d.c. superior court. people will be paying close attention. >> oh, yes, yes. >> absolutely. >>> 6:03 now. frederick police made an arrest in a smash and grab that we brought to you yesterday. the heist was tuesday at colonial jewelers. an officer chased the suspects until they hopped into a truck with virginia tags on it and drove off. police found alonso meadows driving the same truck yesterday morning. authorities are still trying to ident
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next month. this despite objections from the defense attorney saying it would violate his right to a fair trial. holmes is accused of killing 12 people at an aurora, colorado, move very theater last july. jenna: to your wallet. gas prices are on the rise again of the experts say they could go even higher. aaa says the average price of a gallon of gasoline is $3.5. what is important is not that number. the fact over the last week, gas prices have gone up 1 cents. it is the biggest weekly price gain in two years! so what is going on here? phil flynn, senior market analyst at price futures group, a fox business network contributor. he knows what is going on most of the time. phil, it is not even summer. what is going on with this sneaky, sneak can i spike in gas prices? >> it is like a disaster movie. i'll tell you what, if you look around from coast to coast. we've had one problem after another, all con spiring to give us higher gasoline prices of the part of the problem is the weather in europe. usually in new york harbor we import gasoline from places like europe. it is so cold
they want answers to this, and if they don't get them the president's nominee for cia and defense could be held up. >> we conduct those strikes because they are necessary to mitigate ongoing actual threats, prevent attacks and save american lives. these strikes are legal, ethical and wise. the u.s. government takes great care in deciding to pursue an al qaeda terrorist, to insure precision and prevent loss of american lives. gregg: peter doocy joins us in washington. >> the first thing an american citizen has to do to be targeted is associate themselves with al qaeda operations. when they do that the juts is department says that out weighs their right to due process. >> we say that we only take these kinds of actions when there is an imminent threat when capture is not feasible and when we are confident we are doing so in a way that's consistent with federal and international law. >> reporter: a secret justice department memo makes sure there does not have to be a known plot, just an imminent threat to target a citizen aligned with al qaeda. the first to be targeted was anwar al-awlaki.
off against what the papers were calling a million dollar defense dream team hired by denny's father. the lead defense attorney was day of the chessnah. the girl's mother was called to the stand. >> those were her favorite pants. >> it all came down to the contents of the trash bag found beneath the window. of all of the dna tests run on hannah hannah's clothing spotted with blood only one came back to denny, a small semen stain on the the underwear. >> they're kids. they're fooling around. that doesn't mean he raped her. >> the case went to the jury and in the midst of deliberations came a stunning turn. the judge, quite unexpectedly walked into the jury room and declared a mistrial. she said she took that drastic measure because she was getting a report that one of the jurors was talking about a lie detector test not in evidence. a lie detector test brad oborn, hannah's boyfriend had taken and passed. that, said the judge, was jury misconduct. >> the court finds that the jury is unable to fulfill the obligations required by law. >> the prosecution team was stunned. >> it was not a
and turmoil or it can be executed in a way to make it go rather smoothly. the department of defense has a choice about how to carry it out which will influence how successful it will be, what the costs are and how quickly it can be achieved. >> just to piggyback on that, our organization does a lot of reform work with the dod and. we engage with the uniformed services, civilian leadership, we engage legislators and getting the dod to make a decision is tough but getting the services to implement the decision is even tougher. i talk to people all the time, i tell them, like the dod asks the services to make them pasta and the navy makes siti and air force makes lasgna and air force makes mac and cheese. all three are pasta dishes but all are completely different. what we need to go forward, is see how the services implement the changes. would the reports come in on may 15th. what are the units they're asking exceptions for and are their parallels in different services and objections they're raised and different types of things. when we talk about execution that really needs to be where e
the administration tried to shoot down any notion that the president was checked out with one top defense issue e-mailing fox saying we had multiple phone calls, e-mails, video conferences with the national security council, state, cia, and all of the other players. panetta stressed many other american installations around the world face threats. >> you capture just willie nilly blow the hell out of a place without knowing what's taking place. >> panetta's testimony raised new questions about syria after he and dempsey revealed the president overruled almost his entire national security team when they pushed to arm the syrian opposition. >> did you support the recommendation by secretary of state, then secretary of state clinton and then head of cia general petraeus that we provide weapons to the resistance in syria? did you support that? >> we did. >> now, white house spokesman jay carney said he could not get into internal deliberations but added the administration has to be very careful not to send weapons that could wind up in the wrong hands. john? >> ed henry for us tonight at the white hou
of the sequester as it relates to defense. i repeat, $2.6 trillion already all coming from non-defense. if we're going to have sequester the defense has to do their share. >> "meet the press" i asked leon panetta how likely it is that automatic defense cuts will actually go into effect. is sequester going to happen? >> i certainly hope not. if congress stands back and allows sequester to take place i think it would really be a shameful in irresponsible act. why in god's name would members of the congress elected by the american people that would undermine the support for our men and women in uniform? why would do you that? >> secretary panetta defended the man the president picked to succeed him, former nebraska senator chuck hagel telling me members of the armed services committee passed up the opportunity for more important questions in order to launch partisan attacks. >> it's pretty obvious that the political knives were out for chuck hagel. >> that's what you think it was. it was totally partisan? >> what disappointed me, they talked about past quotes. what about the war in afghanist afg
hagel the right choice to run the department of defense . hoda with a testament . power of the human spirit. >> ladies and gentlemen, governor mike huckleberry. [ applause ] >> thank you very great audience here upon tonight and thank you for joining us . welcome to huckleberry from the fox news stud yoyless. if you thought you had a rough week just be glad you are not al gore. he is peddling his book which lecturings us to heed the clarion call to turn down the thermostat on global warning . the usual suspects on the predictable left was having a hard time to hear al's sermon because what he does is it luder than anything else. he just sold current tv to al-jazeera that gets funding from the country of qatar that gets his money from oil reservings. can mogul gorp gore who has current tv and sells to qatar, can mogul al gore co-exist with activist ark al gore? >> you near business with this count reap that is enabling your ultsmate foe climate change >> i think i understand what you are getting at. ouch. >> you know, al should have done my show. i would be nicer than his pals in the
stephanie rawlings on the defensive. baltimore may be in financial ruin by fiscal year 22 -- 2022. take a closer look at the numbers. in 10 years the city will be $745 million in the hole. add to that an additional $1.30 billion for failing infrastructure as well as health-care and pension benefits for retirees and you're talking more than $2 billion in the hole. >> this report is a wake-up call to the city say we need to get the finances in order. our expenses are somewhat less than our revenue. thompson university economist said the numbers are concerned because the city cannot tax our way out without losing residents and businesses. baltimore's property-tax in income-tax rates are the highest in the state. unfortunately pension reform is the big elephant in the room and the mayor has a terribly hard job in front of her. >> there are decisions that will prove to be unpopular in the short run. >> while the mayor did not offer any specific details for the future, she did highlight four key themes for cuts including identifying strategies to align recurring revenues, reducing property an
the defense secretary, leon panetta, gave the okay for teams to operate certain rescue equipment. investigators tell fox news they're still working to determine exactly how he gunman died. so they probably know, they're not letting us know. one week ago he reportedly snatched the child from his school bus. shot and killed the school bus driver, in midland city, alabama, near the border. the sheriff said the suspect felt like he had a story. now that story could remain a mid. -- remain a mystery. >> we were never able to actually find out what his story was. he just continued to -- we know it was very important to him and very complex. we were never able to discover what the story was. >> here's what we do know. the young boy is set to celebrate his sixth birthday this week and you can bet his relatives will be there with him. jonathan is live. some birthday plans on the agenda. >> that's right. video i want to show you from the nearby town of napier field. their city officials have been collecting birthday cards for the bow throughout the whole ordeal. his actual birthday is tomo
an internal review following that attack. defense secretary leon panetta responded to criticism regarding the response time. >> we were not dealing with a prolonged or continuous assault, which could have been brought to an end by a u.s. military response. very simply, although we had forces deployed to the region, time, distance, the lack of an adequate warning, events that moved quickly on the ground prevented a more immediate response. >> after lunch today, president obama's pick for cia director is going to have to answer for the death by drone overseas. john brennan will go before the senate intelligence committee after four years as the president's counter terrorism aide during which he championed the use of drones or unmanned aircraft to take out perceived threats to the homeland. even perceived threats who may be u.s. citizens. a white house agreed only yesterday to give some lawmakers a 50 page legal rationale written by the justice department in 2010 outlining their policy on u.s. citizens abroad who are threats to us and the right to take them out. we will talk more about drone
. the confirmation vote fort next defense secretary was held up until the current pentagon chief agreed to answer questions about last september's terrorist attack in libya. today a senate panel got to question leon panetta, national security correspondent jennifer griffin tells us not everyone was satisfied with what they heard. >> based on time, distance and alertouldn't have gotten there on time. >> time, distance, the lack of an adequate warning, it takes hours to be able to respond. >> defense secretary leon panetta and joint chiefs chairman general martin dempsey explained why the military couldn't do more to save the lives of ambassador chris stevens, sean smith, tyrone woods and glenn dougherty in benghazi on september 11. >> united states military, as i've said, is not and frankly should not be a 911 service capable of arriving on the scene within minutes to every possible contingency around the world. >> republican senators weren't satisfied. >> did you know how long the attack was going to last, secretary panetta? >> no idea. >> well, it could have lasted for two days. any airplane lau
fish with one of the coolest, most incredible defenses in the entire ocean. uh-oh, our minute is up. martin: what-- but how many reef fish did we find? chris: a lot! imagine if we could go along with the young fish as they journey to their home on the reef. and experience an incredible creature power that one of these fish uses to survive on the reef. what if? ♪ on adventure with the coolest creatures ♪ ♪ from the oceans to the trees ♪ ♪ the brothers kratt are going places you never get to see ♪ ♪ hanging with their creature friends ♪ ♪ get ready, it's the hour ♪ ♪ we're gonna save some animals today with ♪ ♪ creature power ♪ gonna go wild, wild kratts ♪ gonna go wild, wild, wild kratts ♪ ♪ gonna go wild, wild kratts ♪ gonna go wild, wild, wild ♪ cheetah speed and lizard glide ♪ ♪ falcon flight and lion pride ♪ ♪ gonna go wild, wild kratts ♪ gonna go wild, wild, wild kratts ♪ ♪ gonna go wild, wild kratts ♪ gonna go wild, wild, wild kratts ♪ ♪ go wild, wild, wild kratts ♪ ooh! (laughing) (laughing) ugh! (chris chuckling) hey
secretary of defense, former senator chuck hagel, defended his record today and said america must engage-- not retreat-- in the world. good evening, i'm jeffrey brown. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the "newshour" tonight, we excerpt tay's confirmation hearing,s republicans sparred th the forer vietnam comb veteran about the war in iraq and more. >> brown: then, we have two stories from the middle east, beginning with a dramatic late- night rescue of syrian refugees, fleeing across the border to jordan. >> woodruff: and a margaret warner report about the threat a nuclear-armed iran poses to israel. >> if they accumulate enough uranium which is close to weapons grade, enough uranium which enables them to detonate one nuclear device: to me is clearly a redline. >> brown: former vice presint al gore joins us to talk about his new book as well as money, politics and the future of democracy. >> the congress is virtually incapable of passing any reforms unless they first get permission from the powerful special interests. >> woodruff: do americans trust the federal government? andrew k
the president's pick for secretary of defense, who just happens to be a republican. retired colonel lawrence wilkerson breaks down today's bizarre proceedings. >>> plus, jonathan alter on the new democratic plan to take back the house using citizens united. >>> another big-time republican reveals his disgust for moochers on social security and medicare. richard wolffe, howard fineman, and david corn break down the gop's ongoing problem with half of america. >>> and in center left america, it is no longer okay to be a homophobic professional athlete. >> to let all lgbt teens know that it gets better. >> we'll tell you about the inspiring backlash to a 49ers' anti-gay slur. >>> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. you know, if you had lunch with somebody every tuesday for 12 years, do you think you'd feel like you have kind of got to know them a little bit? chuck hagel must have felt blindsided today by old senate friends. because today republican senators looked like they were competing for an oscar. they tried to see which one could act the most outraged at president
dod. apart from the defense budget there haven't been any cuts. >> in the united states what has always been the source of prosperity. doesn't matter what has always been. because today the source of prosperity is the government, santa claus. >> north korean leaders released quite a video. scenes of destruction and north korean domination set to the tune of "we are the world." >> greta: all that and more in minutes. first a secret justice department memo claiming it is legal for the u.s. government to kill its own citizens abroad if an informed high level u.s. official believes they are senior al-qaeda leaders or engaged in operations aimed at killing americans. the memo leaves out a three part test. the suspect must be imminent threat. capture the target must be infeasible and the strike must be conducted according to law of war principles. congressman goudy joins us. president obama is opposed to torture and says it doesn't under constitutional reasons but thinks this is okay. >> kind of bit early ironic. you can't torture them but you can just kill them. our friends on the oth
own defense. she said she did it but claims she felt used. details are ahead. >>> plus, the fbi says the man who held that boy hostage in the bunker in lower alabama for nearly a week rigged the place with bombs and was preparing for violence when a swat team stormed the place. >>> and a fire fight took his life. new details coming up. one law maker says a financial apocalypse is coming. >>> the only way to save his state is for his state to start printing its own currency. from the impossible to believe, we bring you this. unless breaking news changes anything on studio b. first from fox at 3:00 in new york city, big changes are on the way for the u.s. postal service affecting every american who gets mail. the agency today announced it will stop some of its saturday deliveries as it tries to stem the losses of some 25 million dollars per day, per day. under the new plan set to take effect in august, the postal service will no longer deliver letters and first class mail on saturdays, but it will still deliver packages plus priority mail, express mail, and mail order medicine, everyth
's office found that he acted in self-defense. in a separate case being monitored by the i-team, we've learned that the case against 15-year-old shooter robert gladden jr. will remain in adult court. attorney for the teenager wanted to move the case to juvenile court but the judge denied the motion. gladden faces charges including attempted first-degree murder. barry simms will have to judge's decision tonight on 11 news at 5:00 and 6:00. still ahead, an explanation for the 34-minute power outage during the super bowl. >> please welcome super bowl champion and mvp joe flacco. >> more tv appearances for the champion baltimore raven. when joe says he started to lose a little bit of his school. the search continues for a former los angeles police officer wanted >> the company responsible for supplying power to the superdome in new orleans says it has found the cause of the game time. power. officials with entergy said that a device installed to prevent power failure failed. crews are working to install replacement equipment. you will remember that the failure caused a 34-minute blackou
decisively and boldly, we can change the trajectory for the city. >> the mayor on the defensive after a privately commissioned report indicated that if nothing is done to the city's budget, baltimore will be in financial ruin by fiscal year 2022. take a closer look at the numbers assuming a continuation of closer -- programs and policies conducted by the city on the carry forward basis. in 10 years the city will be $745 million in the whole. add to that an additional $1.30 billion for failing infrastructure as well as health-care and pension benefits for retirees and you are talking more than $2 billion in the hole. >> i believe this report is a week of call to the city saying we need to get the finances in order. our expenses are somewhat less than our revenue. >> a towson university economist said the numbers are concerning especially because the city cannot tax its way out without losing more residents and businesses. the report points out baltimore's property tax and income tax rates are the highest in the state. unfortunately, pension reform is the big elephant in the room, the e
any store to your car she carries her keys defensively and rarely shops alone. >> i usually have my husband with me. >> for most shoppers this is a sad wake-up call. a reminder of safety first. >> run in and run out. don't mess around. i come out ready. >> now, as we said there is a swarne camera in the area. done surveillance camera in the parking lot. authorities are urging female pedestrians to be on alert and if you have any information please call police. >> richard thank you. we're going to get to the story that is making news across the country. a former navy seal was killed at a shooting range in texas. routh killed chris kyle last night. kyle is a highly-decorated navy seal and the alleged killer is an iraqi war veteran. >> she's being charged with capital murder and two other charges. >> routh is a former marine, believed to be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. kyle was involved with helping fellow veterans deal with ptsd. >> schools were used for a possible pbs documentary. the report says that they signed an agreement w
living a full life. >> the defense family said, his father said that they were very disappointed in the verdict. the defense lawyer spoke at length about the verdicts, obviously very disappointed. the state's attorney spoke and he said he was pleased with the verdict. he was charged with first-degree murder. -- he was not charged with first-degree murder. he was charged with second- degree murder. sentencing will be in march. >> now to a story putting a dark mark on tuesdays festivities downtown. police are investigating a deadly triple stabbing involving three teenagers. >> city officials estimate that to let a thousand people peacefully packed downtown baltimore to celebrate the ravens' a super bowl win. a fight broke out at about 1:30 tuesday afternoon ending with one man stabbed to death and two others wounded. >> this is an isolated incident. the victims knew their attackers. we believe this stemmed from a dispute. there is no information to say they were here for the victory celebration. >> two teenagers were involved. they're confident they will lead to unrest in the shoot
quarter, a lot of folks say. >> it's a decline. >> with the defense spending being down, we know that sequestration is looming. that is going to cut defense spending, like it or not, if it's not resolved. what is your take on sequestration and the economy? >> i mean, sequestration is also -- lards causing it to decline in the fourth quarter. but without sequestration, have you very slow growth. you had a lot of people shift income into 2012 out of 2013, which tended to offset the sequestration. but have you a serious long-term problem. i hope they don't go through with the sequestration. i hope they don't do. it i hope an agreement comes on. i am not hopeful, but i hope it does happen. >> we hope they are learning to you, dr. art laffer, thank you. >> my pleasure. >> outgoing secretary leon panetta will face lawmakers over the military's response to the terrorist attack in benghazi that killed chris stevens and three others. but panetta was already on the hot seat today and insisted that the military did all that it could. >> very frankly, intelligence didn't provide any warning
link tv, a world of creativity. >> syria is at the top of the agenda in munich. the israeli defense minister says that it is imminent. >> this is the world news, from al-jazeera. dozens of people have been killed in northern iraq after a suicide bomber attacked on a police headquarters. what is wrong with this picture? barack obama's shooting skills are on show as he plans to get tough on guns. back to the future, some people prefer to watch the world in black and white in britain. nearly 60,000 people killed in syria after two years, we finally might be looking at some diplomatic progress. for the first time, the president's chief ally, russia, with the help of the syrian national coalition, the foreign minister spoke to us on the sidelines of the security council meeting in munich. he says he wants to keep in regular contact with syrian opposition. iran is another staunch ally of the syrian president. after the 45 minute meeting, they talked about a way to remove the regime with the least possible bloodshed. there has been serious opposition to the presence of government subject t
, it was all in self-defense. but that wasn't always her story. she faces the possibility of the death penalty. abc has this report for the series, crime and punishment. >> did you kill travis alexander on june 4th, 2008? >> yes, i did. >> it is the level equivalent of a hail mary pass. the defense attorneys almost never want to put a client on the stand. when that client is an admitted killer and a serial liar, there isn't much choice. >> how are you feeling right now? >> nervous. >> jodi arias could face the death penalty if she is convicted of murdering her ex-boyfriend, travis alexander. the 30-year-old mormon businessman was stabbed 27 times. his throat was slit and he was shot in the head. arias claim she killed alexander in self-defense. >> why? >> the simple answer is that he attacked me. and i defended myself. >> tuesday she testified about how she met alexander at a las vegas convention. >> he stopped right in front of me and stuck his hand out and introduced himself. >> and told the jury he seemed to want to kiss her almost immediately. >> he leaned in very close as if he wanted to
of thousands of civil defense workers, good work by tom vandenbrook. giving documents of what we can expect. >> this is not a game. this is reality. >> reporter: and angry defense secretary on the consequences of the automatic cuts to american defense. >> they would degrade our ability to respond to crisis precisely at a time of rising instability across the globe. >> reporter: usa today obtained documents spelling out some of the cuts. >> they say that readiness is affected because they can't train and they can't sail ships as often. >> reporter: the 5,000 crew members on the uss truman will be staying in norfolk. >> we'll be able to take care of our responsibilities in afghanistan. but if something else came up say in syria or libya, it wouldn't necessarily be an automatic thing that we would be able to send troops or equipment. >> reporter: no money for military air shows like we see at andrews. no fly overs at sporting events like the superbowl or at nats part. >> we don't have the money for that. >> reporter: and for the troops themselves, david martin of cbs. >> troops in the field wo
from virginia puts partial blame for the debt crisis and sequestration deadline on the defense industry. he says they have not been on board pushing the congress to make some kind of a deal. and now, we're on the brink of something terrible. peggy fox has the story. >> there is a stupid way and a less stupid way to do this. let's at least default to the less stupid way. >> senator mark warner is angry. he told a northern virginia technology council that congress deserves most of the blame for the debt crisis, but so do they. >> you aught to take some of the blame, too. because every time there's been efforts to try to build a broader coalition to say, let's go ahead and take this on and get out of our individual political fox holes and get out of our individual industry fox holes. most of you have said, well, i don't want to make this guy mad or this chairman or that chairman. >> along a long list of ceo's who are part of the fix the debt council, missing are most defense contractors. back in july, a stop sequestration rally. since then, the massive defense contractor headquartered
accused of murdering a teenager. the very latest. >> the defense called a single witness before resting its case. a testify -- prison testified he was a good man. defense lawyers went on to suggest the sister may have wanted her dead. they deliberated for about an hour and a half before calling a night. >> the stage was set for deliberations in the johnson trial. prosecutors admit they are missing a smoking gun. they build the case on mostly circumstantial evidence. it is not just one thing, it is everything. take each piece and put it together. prosecutors believe johnson was romantically interested and was jealous she was spending time with others. they relied heavily on the word of an inmate. defense lawyers say the state's on evidence shows in order for the witnesses story to wind up, johnson would have had to argue with her, forced her to have sex, choker death, and call the witness and wait for arrive before moving the body within a 38 minute window. no phone records were presented to back up the with the story. does not make sense. it is not possible. johnson's attorney argued th
blame for the debt crisis and looming sequestration deadline on the defense industry and he says they have not been on board pushing congress to make some sort of compromise and now, on the brink of something truly terrible. peggy fox with the story. >> there was a stupid way and a less stupid way to do this. let's at least default to the less stupid way. >> he told a northern virginia technology council that congress deserves most of the blame for the debt crisis, but so do they. >> you aught to take some of the blame, too. because every time there's been efforts to try to build a broader coalition to say, let's go ahead and take this on and get out of our individual, political fox holes and get out of our individual industry fox holes. most of you have said, well, i don't want to make this guy mad. >> a long list of ceo's who are part of the fix the debt council, mixing are most defense contractors. >> back in july, hosted a large stop sequestration rally. since then, the massive defense contractor headquarters here in fairfax county, has said very little, if anything, pub
to the defense policy? >> 92, 11, 13. a lot of it was personal. one could not watched those hearings without feeling there were a lot of personal grudges and even vendettas being settled. >> senator cornyn of texas says he cannot support a nominee foror defense secretaryho things we should be tougher on israel and more lenient on an. is that a fair characterization of chuck hagel? >> what was importatant about the hearings yesterday, the ne -- which we ought tbe discussing -- is not the content of what has been said. that has already been hashed out. noeven his veracity, since he changed his mind on n lf a doz issues overnight. but on his competence. the reason democrats s were shocked by his performance was because he displayeded amazing closeness on a variety of issues. the clip you should have shown which higighlighted, was the example of what happened in the hearings, the one in which he showed he did not understand the idea of coninment against iran a major issue of our time. i will talk about that afterwards. his problem was that he was stumbling, bumbling, and looked completely out of
realized if that i do nothing they'll get spending cuts. cuts for the defense contractors and they're very worried about that. it won't be good for the comply but now that they've settled the tax question it may not be all that bad. gwen: have they settled by delaying this debt limit deadline -- have they settled that or -- >> march 1 the spending cuts hit. march 27 the government's authority to operate runs out and then the debt ceiling is hit again on may 19 or something. i think that the republicans appear to have decided they don't want to have a fight over the debt ceiling so having -- that's pretty clever -- they didn't raise the debt ceiling, they suspended it for a couple of months. i think they're signaling they want to have a fight over spending and they don't see the debt ceiling as a good lever. gwen: boy, it feels like we're going to be talking about this more. you made it very clear. i like that. it has become an article of faith in washington that common ground is the capital's most valuable and elusive real estate so it was remarkable to watch four democrats and four republ
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